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College Drive Cafe

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666 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5555
+1 970-247-5322
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

We got there early and did not have to wait. Smallish and not fancy but the food was good. I wanted to try something different and local. My husband likes familiar (eggs and potatoes). They had something for both of us. Lots of variety on the menu. Homemade biscuits. Our waitress was nice and answered my questions about the red... More 

Thank KellyB3011
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

We visit Durango several times a year and College Drive Cafe is a staple of every trip! This is a small cafe with the best breakfast around. They have a little of everything, but it is all exceptional. There is generally a bit of a wait, but there are cozy places to sit and help yourself to coffee while you... More 

Thank Amy B
Corpus Christi, Texas
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited after reading the reviews and were pretty excited upon arrival. Unfortunately, our excitement was short lived. The staff was friendly and somewhat attentive, but the food was average. Had omelette, pancake, and some traditional breakfast fare. Really have nothing bad to say about the place, but didn't play up to all the hype. Recommended - yes, but don't... More 

Thank Ed S
Monument, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

Very small place, and you will probably have a wait, but it is worth it. The food and service were great!

Thank Barbara S
Colorado Springs, CO
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

Omelets are very good. Grilled cheese was good. Service was okay. It's a good place to eat with reasonable prices.

Thank HonestEngine
Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is delightful. Ridiculously good food (more than we could even eat) and sweet, caring service. I don't know the name of our server, but she was wearing a Tour de Fat tshirt, so we immediately felt at home, plus she personalIzed our orders when I couldn't decide. Friendly staff all around, and even though they were busy, the... More 

Thank M H
Durango, Colorado
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

They have everything you could want. Great Biscuits and gravy. Amazing egg dishes. French Toast. I like the atmosphere as well. I tend to hit it at the right time, but It does get very busy. May times I drive by and the line is out the door. That should tell you something about how great it is though! Definitly... More 

Thank Rachel W
Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

Solid neighborhood/town restaurant for breakfast or brunch. Good food and good service. Hard to choose between the homemade pancakes and other offerings. Just up the hill from the touristy areas.

Thank ColoradoVoyagers
Durango, Colorado
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195 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

This cafe is located on West College Drive in a rustic building along with a few other businesses that serve to make parking limited, but you will be glad you made the effort. They serve up comfort food to a grand scale from 6:30 AM to 2 PM, every day. Their menu will surprise you with its variety, there are... More 

Thank Sharon M
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Unexpectedly amazing cafe! Warm dining room with ample seating. Friendly waitress and plenty of menu options. The table was stocked with local honey, fresh cream, several sweetener options, jam and Cholula 😍😍😍. The restaurant is clean and nicely adorned with artwork. We ordered seafood Benedict and the American scramble. Everything was cooked perfectly for our liking and the service was... More 

Thank Ally H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 666 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5555
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-5322

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?